Yes, Canada’s gonna party like it’s its birthday – well, because it is! Our little old Canada is celebrating with 145 candles, and no need to keep the Fire Dept. on call, we’re responsible enough.
If you’re a techie like me, here are some Apps that can enhance the experience for you:
CANADA DAY APPS
How Canadian Are You, Eh? iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
The official Citizenship and Immigration app tests your Canadian trivia from over 120 skill-testing questions.
Official Canada Day iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Share what you feel defines Canada and see what fellow Canadians think. Create your own special Canada Day postcards and find the latest news and updates on Canada Day.
Canada Day in the Capital iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Your official guide for festivities in Ottawa and Gatineau featuring complete listings by site for all Canada Day activities.
City of Calgary Canada Day iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Events, checkins, post cards, maps, news and more are available for Canada Day in Calgary. So whether you’re watching the fireworks show or enjoying the music, this app will provide you with everything you need.
GETTING AROUND TOWN
blogTO iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
It’s the best of Toronto in one convenient app that offers maps, addresses and phone numbers for thousands of local restaurants and stores, TTC subway stops and ‘Best Of’ lists so you don’t miss one exciting thing in the city.
See Toronto – Official Visitors Guide iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Dining, attractions, shopping, events, service, maps and sports. It’s everything you need to experience Toronto.
BusBuddy Ottawa iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Let Ottawa’s bus service be your chauffeur. This app gives you real-time bus arrival times using GPS data. Stop times will show both the scheduled time and GPS time, give a bike rack indicators and give a street view of a bus stop, business location or current location of a bus.
Ottawa CityMinute iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Ottawa CityMinute keeps you up-to-date with the latest news, weather, traffic, sports and entertainment so you don’t miss anything exciting in the capital city.
Visit Vancouver iPad (free)
Looking for a great hotel, place to eat or a fun activity to try in Vancouver? This app’s got everything you need including photos, videos, and local transit systems.
Old Montreal Guide iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Experience Old Montreal like a local featuring a complete list of the area’s restaurants, shops, museums, bars, galleries, hotels and various attractions.
Beck Taxi iPhone (free)
The fastest and easiest way to get a Beck taxi in Toronto. Perfect when heading to your Canada Day festivities.
OC Transpo – My Transit/Mon Transpo (free)
Official app for Ottawa public transit system that provides real-time predictions on their arrival.
Mtl Mobile iPhone, iPod touch and iPad ($2.99)
Navigation through Montreal.
CTV News Cottage Traffic App iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Heading up to the cottage? Want to figure out how to not get stuck sitting in wall-to-wall traffic?
PARTY PLANNING/BACKYARD BBQ
Jambox– ($199.95) (SAMPLE AVAILABLE FOR SEGMENT IF NEEDED)
Keep the party going all day long, even in between acts with the JAMBOX by Jawbone Wireless Speaker that works specifically with your iPhone, iPod or iPad.
Weber’s On the Grill $4.99
If you love to grill or barbecuie, you are going to love this app! Features 250+ classic Weber recipes + 40 recipes for rubs.
Mix, stir, blend and muddle with this refreshing, perfectly portable and beautifully designed guide to Martha’s favourite cocktails.
Recipe Box iPad (free)
With over 700 mouthwatering recipes from President’s Choice chefs, each with stunning food photography and easy-to-follow steps, you’ll surely find something to make your guests’ taste buds happy over the long weekend.
iGrill App iPhone, iPod touch, iPad Free
Works seamlessly with your iGrill device. The ultimate grilling accessory.
iGrill Cooking Thermometer $79.95
iGrill is the first grilling/cooking thermometer and app for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. iGrill communicates with your device via a secure, long-range Blutooth connection.
Evernote iPhone, iPod touch, iPad (free)
Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders, and make these notes completely searchable from home, work or on-the-go, with the most comprehensive app for organizing parties and your whole life.
GarageBand iPhone, iPod touch, iPad ($0.99)
You can’t have a party without some tunes, so why not gather your buds and make your own with a full collection of Touch instruments and a full-reatured recording studio. Rock on!
Cocktails HD iPad ($2.99)
A huge collection of high resolution recipes that includes colour photos and recipes organized by martinis, classics, summer, tropical, creamy, shooters, warm, and even non-alcoholic beverages. Cheers!